When in 1941 New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia was reminded that a judge he criticized had in fact been appointed by himself, the Little Flower, as he was known, responded, “When I make a mistake, it’s a beaut!” That was pure La Guardia: pithy and funny. But when it comes to big crises, attempting humor in your communications is usually a bad idea. All joking aside, the middle of a crisis is no time to joke.
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